Jared Kushner‘This is the most bizarre one, really… A 36-year-old guy who previously only dealt with Donald Trump over the dinner table.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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In yesterday’s Sunday Business Post, journalist Marion McKeone pretty much eviscerated the performance of United States president, Donald Trump, and his administration in its first three months of operation. With her usual style and humour, she painted a picture of a presidency that could be viewed as a piece of entertaining farce, if its potential for catastrophe weren’t so serious. …

Taoiseach “not only splitting hairs, but plaiting them in an elaborate knot at the back of his head.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It always makes for great listening when journalist, Lise Hand, takes to the airwaves to offer her observations, equal parts pithy and witty, on the stories of the day. This morning, speaking to Sean O’Rourke, she brought us this classic one-liner, summing up the reaction in many quarters to Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s qualification of his remarks last year, when he …

St. Patrick's Day Visit‘It’s not about Enda Kenny trucking up to the White House lecturing the US administration’

As heard on The Late Debate

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The question of what Enda Kenny should or should not say when he meets Donald Trump at the White House later today has been the source of much debate this week. Nigel Farage told Sean O’Rourke yesterday that Kenny should apologise to Trump “for saying vile things about him”. Last night Kenny ruled that out, saying he was not in …

Nigel FarageEnda Kenny should “apologise to Donald Trump for saying vile things about him…. Trump won’t have forgotten that.”

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Nigel Farage is not anti-European. So he insisted, as he joined Sean O’Rourke on the Today programme, live from the European Parliament in Strasbourg. Nigel is keen to have healthy relations with all of the United Kingdom’s European neighbours, just not as part of what he views as an unwieldy supra-national mega structure: the European Union. And, as the discussion …

Trump speech to Congress‘By his own standards, and relatively speaking, we did see a more measured, a more moderate tone.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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It’s been just over 20 months since Donald Trump first announced his intention to run for the office of President of the United States. June 16th, 2015, was the date. And of the hundreds of highlights and lowlights over those months, many will recall a smiling George Clooney, shaking his head at one press conference, smiling and declaring with insouciant …

‘Fair play to him. I admire him for taking that opportunity up to play with the most powerful man in the world.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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Rory McIlroy’s round of golf with US President Donald Trump has been hitting the headlines, with divided views over whether or not he should have played. Certainly judging by the text messages coming into the Ryan Tubridy Show this morning, most listeners to the show seem to be on his side. One caller, Martin, was pretty unequivocal in his support, …

Inviting President Trump‘It’s the Taoiseach’s decision…. But I wouldn’t be keen on it.’

As heard on Today with Sean O'Rourke

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Well, Minister for Social Protection, Leo Varadkar, was asked a straight question and, in fairness, presenter, Sean O’Rourke got a straight answer. If he were in the position of Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, when he visits the White House in March, to present the traditional role of shamrock, would he invite United States President Donald Trump for a return visit to …

Trump waxwork‘He was very fun to make…. Although it appears this orangey-pinky colour, it’s like a mixture of violets and greens.’

As heard on The Ryan Tubridy Show

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As we all know, Donald J Trump will become the 45th president of the United States today. And tomorrow in Washington and across the United States, and even in many countries across the globe, women will take to the streets in vast numbers to protest the misogyny they see in a series of actions and statements from the President-elect in …